Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Layered Snowflake Background

 Hello crafters!  I started by covering a piece of white card with Teal Marine Pixie Sparkles.  I spritzed them with water to activate the powder and used a paintbrush to help cover the entire card.  Once dry, I cut the Layered Snowflake Background into it.  I cut the snowflake in white and added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I added a thin white frame around it using the Double Stitched Squares.  I cut a larger piece of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and laid down multiples of the centre snowflake all cut in white to give texture to the background.  I burnished them into the adhesive sheet, then sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to fill in the remaining exposed adhesive areas.  I added the square frame to the centre.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimenions are 8 1/4"  x  8 1/4"  in size.  all for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue I love how you make a background with dies, who said you need embossing folders? I don't have enough of those big boys but you show so many alternatives and I love how it looks.
There is nothing to dislike about todays inspiration in fact it's a beautiful CAS card with a smile enclosed.
Love to all that visit and to our regular friends that we've not seen for a while. Stay safe and well xxx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you, it shows there are more than one way to use a die.
Take care and have fun Kitty

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You can tell straight away that this is a Sue Wilson card it is lovely.I hope everyone is well.Take care.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh brilliant today, my favourite colour teal and white, gorgeous creation, love everything about it, adding to my to do list.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card. Lovely colours and the background is brilliant.

Barbara V

Owlish said...

I love your colours today great card how you layered the snowflake background with the front snowflake.
Owlish Xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card absolutely gorgeous.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great background.
B xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is gorgeous, love the icy blue background. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

dj from kettering said...

I do like this, love the colour too.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Fikreta said...

So lovely card!

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful Christmas card love the colours on this one

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh so beautiful and so very beautifully done. I love it and I agree with STEPH that our lovely dies also pass as backgrounds. And I for one keep thinking ... yes I will try that ... then I forget about it . Ahhh well one day ..... Gorgeous card Sue Thankyou.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in the

Beryl said...

Beautiful card. Love the background colour.

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all. I’m loving this card - inspired use of the snowflake to make a textured background! Beautiful! Take care, Colleen x

Marie Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
I was up so late today just when I should have been early as I have a friend coming for a visit while it's still allowed.
I love todays card and all it's ramifications. I do believe that you could 'Make a silk purse out of a Sow's ear'
Have a goood day.
Marie P.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful clean and simple card, love the colour of the teal pixie sparkle and I’ve used your tip about using a brush to move the colour over the card.

Love and hugs to everyone

Deb E Isle of wight said...

Missed the last couple of days and both are gorgeous, but this post is fab in its apparent simplicity. Love it...

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I particularly love this snowflake and, as I am sure everybody knows by now, I do like to use snowflakes on my Christmas cards. This one is just the right size to make a statement on it's own.


Anonymous said...

I don't have this particular snowflake but I'm sure one of your others may be a good substitute. WakeyL

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I just love that snowflake it is so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CCM said...

So beautiful! So elegant! Love the design. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card ahd great techniques used.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Simple, but very pretty, just love the pixie coloured background...luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow! A beautiful card in my favourite colours!
Hugs x
Heather T

Judy Hollers said...

This is a gorgeous snowflake, and it looks lovely against the Teal Marine Pixie Sparkles! Hugs.

Eunice Astle said...

Gorgeous card Sue, looking outside on a chilly -25C the snowflakes are sparkling!!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful CAS card and I love the fine detail from the background die.


BenteS said...

So beautiful:))

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I love the border you've created with the die it's really pretty and the little bit of bling is the perfect finish

DeCor said...

What calm beautiful card. So do nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful snowflake card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is absolutely beautiful.................. And the die is not just for Christmas... I'm so glad that I've got it.....